Exploring wildlife in Wuikinuxv

This image, taken of a bear scratching its back against a tree, was taken with a trail camera in Wuikinuxv. (Photo by NCC)

This image, taken of a bear scratching its back against a tree, was taken with a trail camera in Wuikinuxv. (Photo by NCC)

We just transitioned out of Wuikinuxv, so now is the perfect time to give a spring update. The Wuikinuxv bear monitoring project was a huge success in 2014. With support from Wuikinuxv Nation, the Tula Foundation, Raincoast Conservation, and the...

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Conservation crossword

Play the conservation crossword puzzle!

Play the conservation crossword puzzle!

I have always enjoyed puzzles. They're a fun, interactive way to pass the time, and a good learning tool for just about everybody, which is why I've elected to try my hand at composing a conservation-themed crossword. If you're stuck inside on a...

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Action vs inaction? A body in motion tends to stay in motion

Volunteers and staff working on fence, Haughan, Pakowki AB  (Photo by NCC)

Volunteers and staff working on fence, Haughan, Pakowki AB (Photo by NCC)

The road to my undergraduate degree may not have been paved with popcorn, but I certainly watched my fair share of environmental documentaries along the way. Climate change, food security, fossil fuels, fisheries, oceans, chemicals, deforestation...

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Heterogeneity in grassland conservation? These university students say yes!

Buffalo Valley, SK (Photo by NCC)

Buffalo Valley, SK (Photo by NCC)

Should heterogeneity be a new buzz-word in grassland conservation? OK, maybe it’s not the easiest word to say or remember but according to ongoing research, the answer is a resounding, "Yes."During the winter of 2014, students in a landscape...

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Where the bears are: An update on the Wuikinuxv grizzly bear project

Grizzly bear (Photo by Vince Heney)

Grizzly bear (Photo by Vince Heney)

In the spring of 2013, I approached the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) about a project in Wuikinuxv Territory, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, where grizzly bears and humans have shared the same riverbanks for thousands of years,...

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What my six-year-old son says about nature

Fox and skink (Drawing by Simon Ruzylo)

Fox and skink (Drawing by Simon Ruzylo)

With Earth Day approaching, I thought I’d ask Simon, my six-year old son, to share his thoughts on the natural world. The following conversation took place over dinner:Mom: Si, what comes to mind when you think of "nature"?Simon: I see a...

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Earth Day should be every day

Jefferson salamander (Photo by Leo Kenney, Vernal Pool Association)

Jefferson salamander (Photo by Leo Kenney, Vernal Pool Association)

Earth Day is April 22, 2014. This is the day that we show how much we appreciate the Earth by going green. That includes recycling, reusing materials and reducing the uses of some things. Have you noticed how much garbage is blowing around now...

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Conservation and conversation: Connecting communities in unexpected ways

Kim Pearson presentation (Photo by NCC)

Kimberly Pearson, Waterton Park Front Program Manager, sharing NCC’s message across Alberta (Photo by NCC)

The Pincher Creek and District Municipal Library was abuzz on March 18, 2014 when Kimberly Pearson, program manager for the Waterton Park Front (WPF) project, took her place at the podium. A crowd of 18 locals sat shoulder to shoulder, flipping...

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A passion for birds: A Q&A with wildlife photographer and NCC friend Bill Hubick

Bill and Addy Hubick (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

Bill and Addy Hubick (Photo courtesy of Bill Hubick)

A few years ago, photographer Bill Hubick generously donated the use of his photos on www.bilhubick.ca in Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) publications. Since then, his images have been shared in NCC print publications and web pages across the...

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Engaging post secondary students in real-world conservation

Fairy Hill, SK (Photo by NCC)

Fairy Hill, SK (Photo by NCC)

Over the past few years, science and stewardship staff in the Nature Conservancy of Canada's (NCC's) Saskatchewan Region have been working closely with universities to engage post-secondary students in conservation work in the province. A key...

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